India`s first full-fidelity copter simulator certified

India`s advanced helicopter simulator, an HAL and CAE joint venture, on Friday received the highest certification from both the Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

New rules for stricter air safety compliance on the anvil

New rules are being framed by DGCA to to ensure safety measures.

Several airports yet to get DGCA certification: Ministry

Several airports under the
Airports Authority of India (AAI) are yet to get their
certification for operations from the Directorate General of
Civil Aviation (DGCA).

DGCA tightens rules for foreign pilots

It will now be mandatory for
foreign pilots wanting to fly in India to be well-versed in
spoken English and get medical fitness certificates from
Class-I Indian doctors.

Mangalore crash: DGCA reviews AI Exp functioning

In the wake of the Mangalore
crash, DGCA has reviewed the compliance
by Air India Express of rules and procedures relating to
various key areas like operational safety, maintenance of
aircraft and security.

DGCA team inspects Mumbai airport facilities

A high-level team of officials
from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
Saturday inspected the Mumbai airport in the wake of the recent
spate of aircraft-related incidents, both on air and on

`Illegal` for airlines to adopt zero commission system: DGCA

In an apparent setback to the
air-carriers, the civil aviation regulator, Director General
of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has termed the adoption of `zero
commission` system by some of them as "illegal".

Mangalore crash: DGCA’s fresh directive to airlines

In the aftermath of the Mangalore air crash, aviation regulator DGCA has issued a fresh directive to all airlines re-defining "correct landing"

Eight tipsy pilots sacked last year: DGCA

Only eight of the 42 pilots who
were caught in a tipsy state while reporting to duty last year
were terminated from service while the rest were either
grounded or suspended for brief periods.

AI crash: DNA, DGCA officials arrive; search on for black box

A team of experts arrived from Hyderabad to conduct DNA tests to help in identification of bodies charred beyond recognition in the air crash.

DGCA official inspects Emirates plane

An official of the DGCA early Monday completed inspection of the Kochi-bound Emirates aircraft from Dubai, which experienced a major air turbulence prior to descent leading to injuries to as many as 23 people.

42 pilots found tipsy last year; experts raise safety concerns

Airline pilots are known to be high fliers, professionally and socially, but the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is not amused that many pilots have recently been found "high" on duty.

DGCA orders probe as Mumbai mid-air clash averted

Two aircraft came close to each other in mid-air over Arabian Sea off Mumbai but a collision was averted after the ATC alerted them.

DGCA moves to start licensing of air traffic controllers

Civil aviation regulator DGCA has drafted rules for licensing of air traffic control officers (ATCOs) and would soon be sending them to the government for approval.

No SC relief to Paramount Airways

The Supreme court today
declined to give any interim relief to Paramount Airways whose
three planes out of a functional fleet of four has been
grounded following deregistration by civil aviation sector
regulator DGCA.

Delhi HC directs DGCA to hear Paramount Airways

The Delhi High Court today directed
civil aviation regulator DGCA, which has de-registered three
aircraft of the Paramount Airways following a dispute, to give
a hearing to the Coimbatore-based airline.

Govt planning to reconstitute DGCA

The government is planning to
reconstitute India`s aviation regulatory body as an autonomous
one and has asked International Civil Aviation Organisation to
carry out the feasibility and advisory study in this regard.

HC seeks reply from DGCA on traffic congestion in skies

Bombay High Court has sought replies
from aviation authorities on a PIL which alleges that air
traffic congestion is putting the safety of travellers in

DGCA reprieve on deadline to phase-out expat pilots

Domestic air-operators seem to
have earned a reprieve with the Directorate General of Civil
Aviation (DGCA) understood to have extended the deadline for
phasing out expat pilots by one year.

Do not check-in passengers with stapled Chinese visa: DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil
Aviation has instructed all airlines not to check-in any
passenger who has a Chinese visa stapled on his or her